BYOLB = LOBBY
WNNOK = KNOWN
CENALC = CANCEL
RSOKEH = KOSHER
BEING NEAR THE EXPENSIVE DOOR HANDLES MEANT THE LOW-COST ONES WERE ABLE TO – – –
BB KO N OH = “HOB–KNOB”
Happy Wednesday everyone! The disparity between the prices of the knobs was rather jaw-dropping. I know I’ve been out of the home improvement game for quite some time, but $100 for a single knob seems like highway robbery! It wasn’t until I came across the layout for the final solve that it all started to make sense. We were dealing with a word in quotes and the answer would be a carefully orchestrated gag. Definitely high-grade material from the guys today!
Excellent clue word choices for our midweek puzzle. All of the scrambles were new with the exception of BYOLB. I thought the 6-letter ones were a bit more challenging than their 5-letter cohorts. KOSHER was king when it came to stumping ability though. The fact that it slowed me down a fraction of a second longer made it my pick for today’s hardest solve.
There was plenty of detail and dialogue in this panel. Just about every square inch was covered with the good stuff! Jeff perfectly captured the facial expressions of the entry-level hardware. There’s nothing they wouldn’t do for a chance at swapping screws for a while!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 7-letters. Even though the answer had quotes, the length of the layout was just short enough that I had no problems getting a handle on it. The visual imagery coupled with the “K” brought KNOB to mind. And HOB was left exposed for the win! Definitely an adoorable puzzle, and not too much trouble once you got into the swing of things! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!